Originally Posted by metski
sucks that drafting costs so much i want to play like 15 drafts a day
This. It's kept me out of MTGO for the most part, to be honest. When I drafted paper magic, selling the rares and doing well semi-often was enough to keep me in the game at a pretty low cost.
MTGO is a pure money sponge - the packs cost just as their paper retail counterparts, but singles have almost no value. Even stuff that would more or less "pay for your draft" in paper magic like titans, foil staple rares like Drowned Catacomb, etc. sell for a fraction of a ticket. It feels like playing a poker game where they rake every pot for 75%.
I've often wondered how they manage to get away with it legally in the U.S... you don't even have to be 18 to play, but they can happily bill my paypal and suck down money five times a day if i want.
Can my U.S. friends play on Pokerstars again, if Stars agrees to let them buy in with "tickets" that they sell for $1 each through paypal?
I mean, as long as Stars doesn't buy these $1 "tickets" back but allows them to be traded player to player, then it's legal... right? 13 and over to play?
Just slap a pair of Raymer glasses on Washington's face and change the top from "Federal Reserve Note" to "Functional Replacement Note" and we're good to go.